Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships

Last Reviewed Date
August 16, 2023

Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships help communties expand high-quality early learning opportunities in the years before preschool. The partnerhips work to increase the number of Early Head Start (EHS) programs and child care providers that can meet the highest standards of quality for infants and toddlers.

The EHS-CC Partnerhisp initiative also brings together the strengths of EHS and child care through layersing of funding, providing comprehensive and continuous services to low-income families of infants and toddlers. Integrating EHS comprehensive services and resources into the array of traditional child care and family child care settings creates new opportunities to improve outcomes for this age group.

HS Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center Resources

These resources provide information about promising practices to support children and their families within EHS-CC Partnerships.

Layering Early Head Start Services and Funds with Child Care

This page describes and links to the Cost Estimation Tool for EHS-CC Partnership Services as well as related materials.

National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations

This tool helps user find agency contact information and state and territory child care licensing regulations, including regulations for centers and FCC homes. 


Partnering with Parents in EHS-CC Partnerships

This resource shares strategies and examples for early childhood professionals to promote the use of child care subsidies among families in EHS-CC Partnerships.

Promoting Local Partnerships Between Child Care and EHS

This resource focuses on local partnerships between EHS grantees and child care centers and FCC homes to better meet the needs of infants and toddlers.

Collaborations between Head Start and Child Care

Read findings, assessments, and reports about the benefits of successful collaborations between Head Start programs, and child care providers.

State Lead Agency Policies Supportive of EHS-CC Partnerships

This brief summarizes state policy development and implications for the effective implementationof EHS-CC partnerships.

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide

This resource provides examples, links to resources, and systems building concepts leading to implementation of effective early childhood systems.